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Old 11-22-2008, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey does anyone know of a snowboard/ski carrier for the spare tire of a vehicle? I haven't seen any at all so far, and I'm not sure why.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ya mean like a hitch rack? Hitch Mounted Ski Rack & Snowboard Racks from Proline- Yakima HitchSki - Thule 987XT trailer hitch ski carriers.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no i'm looking more for something like this:
http://www.thuleracks.com/product.asp?dept_id=8&sku=963

On that link you sent me they have the hitch ski, which is something you just hang over the hitch mounted bike rack. I was thinking about mating my thule with that thing. But 170 is pretty price for 2 bent tubes and 4 clamps. I'm just seeing if you know of anything else that might exist.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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just buy a winter beater. i can fit 6 boards in my trunk
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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lol don't think that would be cost effective, plus if it snows as much as it did last year the jeep is going to be the only thing on the road able to move.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The only feasible thing I could find for my Wrangler was the dual racks (the ski/board rack attached to the bike rack) which was not incredibly cost effective (I think they were around $150-$200 for each).

I dunno if you check out Quadratec, but they now have some roof racks that are pretty cool that work with both hard and soft-tops, but as for spare-tire hitched racks, the dual racks are the best/only options I could find
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You could fab your own. My father in law welded together his own rack for the spare tire slot on his 5th wheel camper. If you don't know how to weld, I'm sure a metal shop could fab something cheap. It will probably look cheap as well, but I guess that's the trade-off.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah i have a softtop otherwise I'd just get some rails and put a snowboard rack up there.

I'm tempted to make my own. Wouldn't be very hard. I could either use my bike rack and then hang the snowboard rack over it, or i could start from scratch using the bike rack's mounting plate, then just weld up some steel pipe to a backplate, then buy some brackets for snowboards off of ebay. That would probably cost 100 bucks as opposed to 170 for buying the yakima hitch ski.
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lol flick, i had typed that up ^ like 20 minutes ago but never hit the button. I know how to weld, and there's tons of clamps on ebay for like 30 bucks. That's probably what I'll end up doing. I'll just need to borrow a friend's welder, or take it to him to tig since he has one in his garage. I don't get why they don't make spare tire mounted ones, it's not like it's the weight because 2 bikes are way heavier than even 4 snowboards.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sounds like that might be the way to go for you. If anyone says, "What is that monstrosity on your car?" You just stick your nose up at em and say, "Yeah. It's custom."
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